While New York looks to be trying to get a long-term deal done with JPP, they’re unlikely to use their franchise tag on him to buy additional time to work on a new contract.
Pierre-Paul, 26, wound up receiving the Giants’ franchise tag last year, but because he suffered serious injury to his hand, the two parties later renegotiated a one-year deal worth up to $8.71 million based on incentives.
In 2015, Pierre-Paul recorded 20 tackles, a sack, two fumble recoveries and fouor pass defenses over the course of seven games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 defensive end in a 4-3 system out of 51 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.